Tuesday, August 15, 2000

Rich Media Luau

Joanna Fabozzi and I (Nicole Pascale) hopped in a cab and headed
down to Tribeca to check out the Rich Media Luau.  As we neared the
event, it resembled a block party, there were a large number of
eventgoers chatting outside and enjoying the free sno-cones.  Once
inside we quickly realized why so many people were outside.  The
Rich Media Luau was a maze of almost 20 exhibitors and even two
Tiki bars offering Blue Hawaiis and Mai Tais.  As we made our way
through the lei-accessorized crowd, two eager presenters from Open-
i Media stopped me.  They were quick to tell me about the hands-on
training courses they have to offer in interactive software and
computer graphics.  Training Coordinator Renee King and Training
Manager Danielle Navarra looked on proudly.  Renee told me they
have trained employees from Oxygen, MTV and XLR, just to name a
few.  On our way out, we met Dan Miner, Director of Business
Services at Long Island City Business Development Corporation.  He
boasted some wonderful space for New Media firms in Western Queens
offering all the benefits of the big city, but without the high
costs.  On that note we grabbed two cherry sno-cones and were off.